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- n. A period of being beaten or hammered.
- n. A heavy defeat
- v. Present participle of hammer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In silversmithing, a dented appearance on silverware, each dent being made by successive carefully directed blows of the hammer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
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The main subjects of purpose of hammering and marking as well as tools and accessories for hammering should be accompanied by an intensive employment of all those teaching aids available.
I'm sort of what they call hammering down on the strings with my left hand.
Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter joined Habitat for Humanity volunteers in hammering nails and hoisting new home frames into place.
Had they retained only police rank, they would have been “unprivileged combatants” owing to their civilian status and - consequently - caught a hammering from the Allies.
The north side of the house takes quite a hammering from the weather and only sees the sun very early in the day.
On the other hand, the DCCC's ad is actually pretty good too, at least in hammering home the message they want.
And I even have the feeling that his recovered freedom of speech only makes him more eloquent in hammering home his conviction that no source of disorder or insecurity in this world is worse than the existence of dictatorships and our indulgence of them.
In 1933, the organisation was a driving force in hammering out the Refugee Convention of the League of Nations.
FRANKEN: I think it's fair to use the word hammering that Jack Quinn is getting; he is the former White House counsel for President Bill Clinton, who went directly to the president, and detractors say that he bypassed the normal Justice Department procedures.
Drinks were sparingly circulated, and Kiska harangued the crowd briefly in Polish, hammering in Shelby's instructions for their conduct in the voting booths, and impressing them with the fact that good cheer in plenty would await them here on their return.